Mission: To provide access to reliable, affordable mortgage financing in all markets at all times. Our vision is to be America’s most valued housing partner.
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For Pride Month, Margie Perscheid shares how working at Fannie Mae helped her through her journey as an ally to the LGBTQ community. Read her story in the latest article from the
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We're honored to have been included on Computerworld's 2018 list of "100 Best Places to Work in IT," and their "Top 10 for Diversity!" http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQp9C
Fannie Mae works at the heart of housing by providing reliable, affordable mortgage financing in all markets at all times, and buying loans that banks and other lenders originate, so they can fund new loans. This gives more people the opportunity to buy, refinance, or rent homes and apartments. Creating these opportunities is what drives the people who work at Fannie Mae.
Working at the heart of housing means continuously improving our company and our industry. We work tirelessly with our colleagues and our partners to ensure Fannie Mae is positioned to build a stronger, safer, more efficient housing finance system - one that continues to create housing opportunities for homebuyers and renters in all communities across the nation for generations to come.
We view our culture as one of our most important differentiators. That means ensuring our employees find challenging and fulfilling work; continuous learning and development; and a culture committed to rewards and recognition. We are a leader in diversity and inclusion, and are driven by our vision, mission, and values.
Be At the Heart of Housing
What does it mean to work at Fannie Mae? What’s in it for you? At Fannie Mae, you have the opportunity to Be At the Heart of Housing. It’s the idea that our work is at the center of something important – the housing industry. It’s a big idea that can inspire us all – the work we do every day makes a difference in people’s lives.
We regard our employees as the very center of the company’s success. We value a spirit of collaboration and competitiveness to drive positive change, innovation, and creativity. We provide a rewarding and enjoyable work environment offering career opportunities today to help you build your skills for tomorrow.
Fannie Mae has one of the most diverse workforces of any financial services company in the nation. Forty-nine percent of our workers are minorities and 47 percent are women. Representing a wide range of perspectives, we are better able to serve families in today’s housing market.
Our employees have full access to 12 Employee Resource Groups, which provide a better understanding of the value of different backgrounds and lifestyles. These groups, which host events throughout the year, include Hispanic, LGBT, Christian Salt and Light, African American, INDUS (INDians in the USa), women, veteran, and people with disabilities.
Fannie Mae is committed to making a difference in the communities across America where we live and work. Volunteerism is a core value and tenet of our corporate culture. Created in 1988, our Help the Homeless program is the nation’s largest fundraising effort focused on preventing and ending homelessness. We support our employees in their volunteer efforts and coordinate volunteer activities for employees and teams. Our employees donate tens of thousands of hours of service each year to non-profits, schools, and community groups on a wide range of projects and initiatives.
I worked at Fannie Mae full-time
Strong team environment. Interesting work. Good pay and benefits. Focus on employee development.
Tight deadlines. Continually learning new software systems (both a pro and con).
Advice to Management
I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Fannie Mae in February 2018.
I applied for the job through the Careers portal and heard back about two weeks later about an introductory interview. 30 minute phone conversation with the HR rep, typical walkthrough of resume, career goals & ideal characteristics of next job opportunity. About a week later, had a second phone interview with hiring manager. This was more of a conversation, we went back and forth about my previous work experience and how I thought I could contribute. Heard back the next day that they wanted to schedule a video interview (I was a relocation) with two other departmental managers. This took place about a week later- 30 minutes with each manager, again more of a conversation. They walked through my resume and asked what I took away from my experiences that would allow me to succeed at Fannie Mae. I was given ample time to ask questions, and I heard back that the quality and depth of the questions I asked was one of the reasons they hired me. Do your homework and ask thoughtful questions and you will be in a good spot.